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DJ adjusting music
The electronic drum machine has helped support some great music over the years, but it’s not often perceived to be part of a pure, organic creation of tunes.
Feb. 7, 2017
Trees
In his new film, "Rooted in Peace," documentarian Greg Reitman has an idea that he can save the world — by planting trees. Reitman is hosting a special showing of the film tonight at Harkins Valley Art Theater in Tempe.
Feb. 7, 2017
ASU Campus
More than half of the incoming students in public colleges and universities across the country are not prepared to take college-level classes.
Feb. 7, 2017
International efforts are ongoing to limit human trafficking and punish offenders. Awareness has been raised, but activists consider it to be an uphill battle. We spoke with Cindy McCain about priorities going forward, including increasing penalties for human traffickers.
Feb. 7, 2017
Computer lab
Technology can do lots of amazing things. But it also has the potential to lead to some really bad things. Marc Goodman is a global strategist, founder of the Future Crimes Institute, and author of "Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World."
Feb. 7, 2017
University of Arizona students
A conference in Tucson later this month will bring together scientists and diplomats to work on global policies on the environment and sustainable development in the Americas.
Feb. 7, 2017
Downtown Prescott
The hotline is meant to help enforce new laws tightening regulations on vacation rentals and sober living homes.
Feb. 7, 2017
Harvey the dog
Animal massage therapists won the right to practice in the state of Arizona without a veterinarian license, Tuesday.
Feb. 7, 2017
billboard at night
A Senate panel agreed Monday to allow electronic billboards in northwest Arizona after its chief proponent agreed to extensive limits.
Feb. 7, 2017
Arizona State Senate building
Arizona State Senate President Steve Yarbrough is proposing a measure asking voters to approve expanding state senate seats from two to four years.
Feb. 7, 2017
kids in class at Shumway Elementary
The state has invested $38 million into a new database, AzEDS, to make keeping track of those students easier and more accurate. That progress is at risk of coming to a grinding halt.
Feb. 7, 2017
TGen logo
A rare genetic mutation that causes developmental delays in children has been identified by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix.
Feb. 7, 2017
Red Tie
The saying goes “clothes maketh the man” and high on that list is a power tie, often in red. But, one researcher says not so fast.
Feb. 7, 2017
Tohono O'odham
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to build a wall along the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border. He remains resolute, despite the obstacles that stand in his way. One is the Tohono O’odham, the American Indian tribe that straddles the two countries. Tribal leaders say a wall would desecrate land they believe to be sacred.
Feb. 7, 2017
Maybe you’ve undergone a pre-employment background check. You give a company permission to check your criminal record, traffic violations and maybe your credit history. You pass and get the job. Now, the founder of a Scottsdale-based company hopes its post-employment background checks will become the norm.
Feb. 7, 2017
Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began a special inspection at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station near Buckeye on Monday. They’re looking for the reason an emergency diesel generator failed during a recent monthly inspection.
Feb. 7, 2017
Computer lab
State education officials will submit a roughly $21 million budget request to a Arizona House and Senate committees this week, and about 84 percent of the money would go toward information technology.
Feb. 7, 2017
The Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament broke more than just attendance records last week. AT&T says data usage on their cellular network surpassed record levels, too.
Feb. 6, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
In the aftermath of the Super Bowl’s first ever overtime, Arizona tourism officials are hoping to rally their teams to get the big game back to the Valley in the future.
Feb. 6, 2017
Homeless panhandler poverty
Homeless and at-risk veterans will have access to a one-stop shop of services this week. The Maricopa County StandDown event is designed to help former members of the military and to increase community awareness about the problems they sometimes face.
Feb. 6, 2017

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